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Prescription Drug Monitoring Program: Northern Mariana Islands Profile (2021)

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The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Training and Technical Assistance Center (PDMP TTAC) reports 2020 data and 2021 features of the Northern Mariana Islands Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.



The acronym for the Northern Mariana Islands PDMP is CNMI PDMP. It is administered by the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation. The email address is provided, along with the URLs of the main website and related websites for enrollment, query, and data upload. Contact information is provided for the Manager and PDMP Data System Analyst/Coordinator. For 2020, the population was 51,000, and there were 94 DEA-registered prescribers and 8 DEA-registered dispensers. A total of 19 types of reports are available from the PDMP. Key dates in the establishment and development of the PDMP are listed. A total of 18 miscellaneous capabilities and policies of the PDMP are listed. Under the data retention policy, data are purged after 8 years. Training in the features and use of the PDMP is available and required for prescribers and dispensers before PDMP use. Law enforcement agencies’ access to PDMP data requires a court order/approval and a written request. Information needed for a query is listed. PDMP enrollment in and use of the PDMP is required for prescribers and dispensers.  No information is provided for veterinarian access to and use of the PDMP. Drug data monitored or accessible pertains to drugs listed in Schedules II-V and naloxone/narcan dispensing, with the authority to monitor other substances. Technological capabilities of the PDMP are noted, including interstate data sharing. Reports authorized for PDMP production and those authorized to receive them are presented in a chart.

Date Published: January 1, 2021